According to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the world's deserts are facing dramatic changes as a result of climate change and human exploitation like high water demands, tourism or salt contamination of irrigated soils.
The "Television without Frontiers" Directive rests on two basic principles: the free movement of European television programmes within the internal market and the so called "broadcasting quotas" which commit the TV stations to reserve half of their broadcasting time for European works.
The European Parliament Environment Committee adopted a report on climate change and aviation which sends a strong signal to the airline industry. The airlines have to take responsibility for their damaging emissions!
A new study released yesterday shows that global climate change can set-off positive feedback loops in nature which amplify warming and cooling trends. Therefore temperatures may increase much more than current climate models are predicting it.
Greens/EFA reiterate the call for the immediate closure of the Guantánamo Bay detention centre; demand that the detainees be released or that those suspected of having committed internationally recognizable criminal offences be prosecuted in proceedings that meet international standards of fairness
Conclusions of the reports say that Bulgaria and Romania should be able to join the EU on January 2007 under the condition that they make substantial progress in areas such as the judiciary reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime
Representatives of governments from across the world will meet in Bonn, Germany, from 17-26 May under United Nations auspices to discuss new proposals and advance international efforts on climate change.
The French secret service arrested an anti-nuclear activist for possessing a classified document on the security risks of planned nuclear reactors on 16 May. Concerned at this aggressive suppression of what should be public information, the Greens/EFA group decided to publish the document online.
A report published last week by the Netherlands environmental assessment agency shows that strong policies to tackle climate change can simultaneously improve air pollution, energy security and competitiveness.